By Associated Press - Monday, October 30, 2017

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California sheriff’s sergeant has been critically injured but is expected to survive after being stabbed several times while responding to a 911 call.

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says the sergeant responded Monday morning to a call in Rancho Cucamonga after a man told dispatchers he had been abducted.

McMahon says the sergeant was speaking with the man when a fight broke out between them.

He says the sergeant was stabbed multiple times but was able to draw her weapon and fired at the suspect.

The suspect, whose name wasn’t released, wasn’t hit by the gunfire and was later taken into custody

McMahon says the sergeant was stabbed in the shoulder and had lacerations on her face and head. He says she’s expected to survive.

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